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AML 3273 - Beat Literature & Mid-century Writers (Fogarty)

This guide covers the radical poetry and prose of seminal Beat writers such as Burroughs, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Snyder as well as lesser-known works by women beat writers like di Prima, Jones, and Waldman.

Using Archives

Note that most of the material in these collections is unique and, in many cases, is not available online. Archives create finding aids to direct researchers to relevant material in their collections. Use those finding aids to explore the contents of these collections and, if you find something that fits the scope of your research, contact the archive to see if they can make copies. In some cases, materials such as letters and photographs, have been published in books. 

Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac

Allen Ginsberg

William S. Burroughs

Gary Snyder

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Gregory Corso